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Technical /Research Support II

by Western University

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Feb 28, 2024
Western University

Job Description

Technical /Research Support II

About Western

With an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses.


About Us

Earth Sciences is the science of the planet Earth. We seek to understand the Earth's internal structure and composition; its dynamic character (earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics); the processes that occur within it; the processes that shape its surface and the materials that constitute its surface layers; the connections between Earth’s surface processes, climate and our environmental sustainability; the origin, occurrence, extraction and conservation of the Earth's natural resources (minerals, fossil fuels, soils, and water); the place of the Earth within the Solar System, and the history of life on Earth.

Western's Department of Earth Sciences is a close-knit and dynamic department combining cutting edge academic and applied research with strong mentorship and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Our graduates can be found in industry, academia and government across Canada and around the world. Come see us in the Biological and Geological Sciences Building to see what Earth Sciences has to offer.


***Please note that this position is anticipated to be filled internally by reappointment. 

The Technical/Research Support 2 will work in collaboration with principal investigators, staff, and students.   Responsibilities include finance and accounting related to travel expenses as part of ongoing research for the PI and students.  General project management and reporting for two large multi-year Mitacs projects.  General laboratory duties, safety compliance, sample preparation, sample analysis, and data analysis for newly acquired D2 Phaser XRD instrument.  General interaction with students to ensure timely progression and well-being.


-   Undergraduate Degree in a related field

-   2 years' work experience supporting research in a related technical field

Skills, Abilities & Expertise:
-   Familiarity with techniques for updating, managing and extracting data from a research database
-   Familiarity with University research policies and practices preferred
-   Familiarity with experimental design and analysis
-   Verbal and written communication skills with the ability to document technical information
-   Ability to follow processes with high attention to detail
-   Ability to employ a systematic and efficient approach to work
-   Computer skills with the ability to learn and use software programs
-   Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite
-   Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet tight deadlines and adapt to changing priorities
-   Demonstrated ability to take initiative, to work independently and follow through on work assignments
-   Personable and courteous in working relationships with colleagues, students and the public
-   Ability to collect and analyze data in an objective manner
-   Multi-tasking skills to prioritize and consistently produce high-quality work within deadlines
-   Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of the team to achieve department goals

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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